Nest of Tens

1999 | 00:27:00 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Family, Youth/Childhood

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Nest of Tens is comprised of four alternating stories which reveal mundane yet personal methods of control. These systems are derived from intuitive sources. Children and a retarded adult operate control panels made out of paper, lists, monsters, and their own bodies.

"A young boy, home alone, performing a bizarre ritual with a baby; an uneasy, aborted sexual flirtation between a teenage babysitter and an older man; an airport lounge encounter between a businesswoman (played by July) and a young girl. Linked by a lecturer enumerating phobias in a quasi-academic seminar, these three perverse, unnerving scenarios involving children and adults provide authentic glimpses into the queasy strangeness that lies behind the everyday."

— New York Video Festival (2000)

This title is also available on Miranda July Videoworks: Volume 1.

Prizes + Awards

Prizewinner, Thaw Festival, Iowa City 2001

Exhibitions + Festivals

Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2000

Dallas Video Festival, 2000

Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands), 2000

Impakt Organisation (The Netherlands), 2000

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2001

Internationale Kurtzfilmtage Oberhausen (Germany), 2001

Athens Int'l Film/Video Festival (OH), 2001

 

VideoEx (Zurich, Switzerland), 2005